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Tours 'Val de Loire' Airport


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Tours Airport in the Loire Valley



Actually officially called Aeroport de St.Symphorien, the Tours airport is located 6 km northeast of the city of and is a good option as a destination as it gives excellent access to the whole of  Loire Valley/Centre region.


The airport itself is a 10 minute taxi trip to the city centre where you have access to the  TGV and SNCF rail networks.


Check-in at Tours Airport


The airport is open seven days a week with frequent services from Ryanair to and from London Stansted. The recently refurbished terminal is small but adequate and enjoys free short term parking or car rental facilities.  You are just five minutes from the A10 motorway with its links to Paris and the north or to Bordeaux and the south.  


Although Tours Airport is a good option Angers, Nantes, Poitiers (if you are visiting Southern Touraine) plus new flights into La Rochelle and Angouleme offer alternative routes to access the pleasures of this area. Both rail and road links are excellent between all these destinations. 


Restaurant at Tours Airport


The restaurant, which we have tried, offers food at a good quality and price although the staff can be a little overwhelmed at times.


It is around 20 minutes from Tours Val de Loire Airport to Tours city centre railway and bus stations and a similar time to the TGV train station at St Pierre des Corps in the city suburbs.

As of October, 2015, there is no shuttle bus service between the bus station and the Loire Valley Tours Airport


You now need to take tram Line A: from "station Vinci" to "terminus Vaucanson" which runs on a regular basis every day.


You can also hire a car to continue your journey to your accommodation.





Other airports giving you access to the Loire Valley with distance from Tours


 Poitiers - Biard Airport - Poitiers, France                             94km
 Limoges - Bellegarde Airport - Limoges, France                 173km
 Nantes Atlantique Airport - Nantes, France                       178km
 Paris-Orly Airport - Paris, France                                       194km
 La Rochelle - Île de Ré Airport - La Rochelle, France          198km
 Rennes – Saint-Jacques Airport - Rennes, France             201km
 Charles De Gaulle International Airport - Paris, France     227km


Access map:

View Tours - Val de Loire Airport in a larger map


To get directions to/from the airport and see map, type in your destination or your starting point,  i.e.:

'Le Grand Pressigny'


External links:


Official site tours.aeroport




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"Author: Jim Craig"